A Hong Kong University of Science and Technology student who fell during last weekend’s protests has died on Friday morning, the hospital authorities said.
According to a statement released by the student’s union, the 22-year-old undergraduate student in the computer science department sustained major injuries after falling as the police dispersed protestors in the New Territories district of Tseung Kwan O.
The student, identified only as Chow, was found lying in a pool of blood inside a car park in the area. However, the circumstances of how the second-year student was injured were not immediately established.
The protests delayed the response of emergency medical teams.
The pro-democracy protestors have blamed the police for failure to adhere to teargas guidelines.